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    Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

    Beautifully presented and peaceful, we took a great walk around here. There was a woman playing the flute while we were there, so it was good to have some music as we explored.

    Cham Shan Temple

    And now for something completely different! This 7 level temple is a wonderful and peaceful place to explore. It's filled with Buddhist arts and artifacts which are talked about in the free tour. Highly recommend, especially if you want to get away from the tourists and enjoy some peace and quiet.


    Niagara Falls

    You can't miss this one! The falls themselves are spectacular - the sound of the water plummeting over is something you have to hear (and see) to believe. There are fireworks every weekend in summer and there are a number of tourist attractions that take you closer to the falls. We went on the Maid of the Mist tour, one of the oldest attractions around the falls. It is a beautiful sight to behold, but be ready to get wet!


    Royal Ontario Museum

    This is just stunning! There are so many places and tings to explore, and amazing exhibitions and galleries filled with wonders of the world and ancient artifacts. Natural history, science, culture, space... everything was interesting and informative.


    It's not surprising that this is one of the top-rated markets ion the world - after spending half a day exploring all the shops and vendors, we were thoroughly convinced! There is everything from meats, cheeses, vegetables, fresh fruit, jewelry, arts and crafts.


    Places To Eat

    Pearle's in Paradise

    Danny V.

    Though a bit out of the way, we stopped by here for an ice cream on the way to the Valley. The servings are both generous and delicious! The restaurant is quaint and friendly, inside and outside dining available.

    German Bakery Sachsen

    We wandered in here after exploring the historic gardens. Heidi and Dieter were wonderful hosts, we even got a strudel demonstration while we enjoyed an afternoon tea of danishes and shortbread.

    Danny V.

    Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria

    It's difficult to find authentic, delicious Italian sometimes, but Napoli was one of the best yet! The pizzas had a wonderful thin crust and weren't too overflowing with toppings. The restaurant itself was reminiscent of Italy and there were a number of beautiful pictures hanging of landscapes and people I assumed were family members.


    We had a beautiful afternoon tea here, complete with English tea and scones. The restaurant was very authentic - even the lady serving us was English (or at least pulled off a very good accent)


    Just $25 for an appetizer, entree and dessert (dinner), this is great value and great taste - bonus points for the healthy and fresh aspect. The place was a bit hard to find as it is small, but the staff were very helpful and friendly.


    Traveller Tips

    Stay a long time

    We stayed three weeks on Salt Spring Island, and it wasn't long enough. There are no tourist "activities" unless you want to hire a bike. The island is perfect for strolling around, visiting artists' studios, walking, hiking, sleeping. Don't aim to do anything, just soak up the life of the island.


    Eye's delight

    If you really want a visual spectacle, visit the falls later in the evening when massive spotlights light up the water in different colours.


    Public Transport

    Buses, streetcars and subways here are clean and reliable, and at $3 a fare they're pretty cheap too. I'd advise an unlimited-use day pass for about $11 is the best way to get around for a day.


    For lovers of autumn/fall

    If sight-seeing is high up on your to-do list, make sure you visit Mont-Tremblant in the autumn/fall months of September, October and November. The trees in the hills and mountains nearby are beautiful when changing colour with the seasons.


    Facts about Canada

    Small town, kind people

    With a population of around 500 people, it really is a small world here! Everyone is very kind and helpful.

    Danny V.


    The Niagara falls are three waterfalls that straddle the border between Canada and the USA. Though it's illegal for people to jump over, the first person to go over in a barrel as a publicity stunt was a 63 year old woman!


    Something old, something new

    Quebec City is home to the oldest grocery store in North America - J.A. Moisan Epicier dates back to 1871. It's ok, none of the food is that old!


    Halifax International Busker Festival

    This is held every year in August and is the largest festival of its kind in Canada. Artists come from all over the world to perform.


    Tax and tip

    If you're not from North America or a tipping country it takes a bit of getting used to, also where you're supposed to tip! Standard tip is 20% of the bill, you have to in restaurants obviously but also for services like haircuts or nail services (which you're technically paying only for the service to begin with). All the prices shown in stores exclude tax so when you get to the checkout it's always more than what you were thinking.

    Deborah Jones


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